A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

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With new entries and sensitive edits, this fifth edition places J.A. Cuddon s indispensable dictionary firmly in the 21st Century. * Written in a clear and highly readable style * Comprehensive historical coverage extending from ancient times to the present day * Broad intellectual and cultural range * Expands on the previous edition to incorporate the most recent literary terminology * New material is particularly focused in areas such as gender studies and queer theory, post-colonial theory, post-structuralism, post-modernism, narrative theory, and cultural studies. * Existing entries have been edited to ensure that topics receive balanced treatment
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  • Hardback | 802 pages
  • 168 x 250 x 44mm | 1,378.91g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5th Edition
  • 1444333275
  • 9781444333275

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The fifth edition of J. A. Cuddon's classic dictionaryupdates what has become an indispensable resource for students andteachers at all levels. Incorporating recent literary terminology, the new edition adds many new entries whilst refining existingtopics to ensure currency and balance of coverage.

Building on the already broad historical and cultural range, newentries pay particular attention to gender studies and queertheory, postcolonial theory, poststructuralism, postmodernism, narrative theory, and cultural studies.

With many new entries and sensitive edits of existing material, this fifth edition places the charm, wit, and scope ofCuddon's original work firmly in the twenty-firstcentury.
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Table of contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition by M. A. R. Habib vi Preface to the Fourth Edition by C. E. Preston viii Preface to the Third Edition by J. A. Cuddon x Acknowledgements xvi List of Abbreviations xvii A-Z of Entries 1-784
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"Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-levelundergraduate students in English and comparative literatures;general readers." ( Choice , 1 August 2013)
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Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduate students in English and comparative literatures; general readers. (Choice, 1 August 2013)
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About J. A. Cuddon

Author J. A. Cuddon was a renowned academic, essayist, novelist, playwright, and travel writer. He died in March 1996. Editor M. A. R. Habib, Professor of English, Rutgers University, Camden. His books include the highly acclaimed A History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present (Blackwell, 2005), Modern Literary Criticism and Theory: A History (2008), Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present: An Introduction (2011), and the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Vol. VI: the Nineteenth Century (ed., 2012). Associate Editors Matthew Birchwood, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University, London Vedrana Velickovic, Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Brighton Martin Dines, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University, London Shanyn Fiske, Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, Camden.
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